Fall is the best time of year to explore Lake County, Illinois! With 170 lakes and rivers, our Fall colors are on full display in our parks, trails, and farms. Plus, with nearly 31,000 acres of land to explore at the Lake County Forest Preserves, Lake County offers outdoor beauty for those interested in hiking, biking, boating, fishing, birding, color watching, star gazing, golf, and many other activities. Be sure to take advantage of Lake County’s outdoor adventures at Illinois Beach State Park, Chain O’ Lakes State Park, Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve, and Independence Grove Forest Preserve to name a few. Find the perfect pumpkin and plan your Fall getaway in Lake County today!